Meaning of ENDURANCE in English


/ ɪnˈdjʊərəns; NAmE -ˈdʊr-/ noun

[ U ] the ability to continue doing sth painful or difficult for a long period of time without complaining :

He showed remarkable endurance throughout his illness.

They were humiliated beyond endurance .

This event tests both physical and mental endurance.

powers of endurance

The party turned out to be more of an endurance test than a pleasure.



late 15th cent. (in the sense continued existence, ability to last ; formerly also as indurance ): from Old French , from endurer make hard, from Latin indurare harden, from in- in + durus hard.

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